William J. Block Papers 1963-1968

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Block, William J.
Size
0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Call number
MSS 00017
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Proposal, 5 April 1968, by Dr. W. J. Block and Dr. A. Holtzman for a one-page ad in the Raleigh News and Observer expressing sorrow at the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and hope that his ideals would be accepted; a copy of the ad; lists of contributors; a letter about disposition of funds remaining after publication of memorial statement in News and Observer and the Carolinian; letters sending surplus funds to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; a letter of acknowledgement from Ralph David Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and a few related items. Also included in the collection are a brief note and newsclipping from Jim Hunt to Block, 1963.

William J. Block was a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University in Political Science and Public Administration. He was chair of the university's Faculty Senate in 1964-1965. Abraham Holtzman was also a faculty member in Political Science and was chair of the Faculty Senate in 1962.

Biographical/historical note

William J. Block was a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University in Political Science and Public Administration. He was chair of the university's Faculty Senate in 1964-1965.

Abraham Holtzman was also a faculty member in Political Science and was chair of the Faculty Senate in 1962.

Scope/content

Papers related to reaction to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Included are a proposal, 5 April 1968, by Dr. W. J. Block and Dr. A. Holtzman for a one-page ad in the Raleigh News and Observer expressing sorrow at the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and expressing hope that his ideals will be accepted; a copy of the ad; lists of contributors; a letter about disposition of funds remaining after publication of memorial statement in the News and Observer and the Carolinian; letters sending surplus funds to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; a letter of acknowledgement from Ralph David Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and a few related items. Also included in the collection are a brief note and newsclipping from Jim Hunt to Block, 1963.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William J. Block Papers, MSS 00017, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of William J. Block, 1993 June 30; other materials found in Friends of the Library booksale donations, 2018 (Accession 2018.0192)

Processing information

Processed and encoded by Linda Sellars, 2007 August 10; updated by Susan C. Rodriguez, 2015 November.

Materials related to newspaper ad about assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968
Legal box MSS 1, Folder 00017-1
Correspondence with Jim Hunt 1963 (Accession 2018.0192)
Legal box MSS 1, Folder 00017-2

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William J. Block Papers, MSS 00017, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.